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Snowflake Stamps

Winter Nail Art

While some of the country is buried in snow, the rest of us have barely seen an inch.  We finally got a few flakes here, and I was ready to do a snowy look.

Color Club Holographic Polish

For this look, I used Color Club Blue Heaven, OPI Sheer Tints I Can Teal You Like Me, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Hallucinate.  There wasn’t enough sunshine to be able to tell, but the Color Club is a holo, and the Wet ‘n’ Wild is an iridescent glitter.  (I also used a white stamping polish that doesn’t have any brand.)

I began by painting all of my nails with one coat of Blue Heaven.  Then, I stamped my first layer of snowflakes.  Next, was a layer of the Sheer Tints, followed by more snowflakes, followed by Sheer Tints, then a final layer of snowflakes that were topped off by the glitter polish.

Bundle Monster Stamping Plates

I took turns experimenting with these plates and different stampers, so there are different snowflakes for every layer.  These plates are from Born Pretty, Bundle Monster, and Pueen.

I Can Teal You Like Me

 

Wet n Wild Hallucinate

 

Blue Heaven

The finished product was a frosty look that perfectly matched the frosty weather.  I hope you like!

Thanks for reading!

Favorite Nails of the Season!

Autumn Nail Stamping

These fall nails may be my favorite fall nails I have ever done.  They aren’t super flashy or complicated, but I really enjoyed wearing them!  Be ready for lots of pics.  (Also, I am trying to get used to the new WordPress layout, so there’s that.)

Bundle Monster

I used a Bundle Monster plate with a Konad stamper and scraper.

Cancer Moon

But, before we get into all of that, let me tell you that I painted all of my nails with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Cancer Moon as a base.  This is a neutral with a golden shine that seemed perfect for this look!

Nail Polish for Stamping

For the stamping, I used these polishes.  From left to right they are: OPI I Sing in Color, Sally Hansen Lustre Shine, Zoya Channing, Julep Valerie, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Branch Out, Sally Hansen Patent Gloss Moto, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Vanished, and China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine.  All of these worked together beautifully to make the multicolored leaved.  I am posting a few extra pics so you can try to get a fee for the polishes.  A lot of them are duo/multichromes, have shines, etc.

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Okay, for the stamping.  In the following pics, I was experimenting with a yellow that didn’t make the cut, but you can ignore that.  🙂

Multicolored Nail Stamping

First, I blob a bit of each color on the plate.

Konad Stamping

Then, I scrape.  The colors do not blur together the way you would think they would.

Konad Fall

Here is a stamp on paper to preview the colors.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

After I stamped all of my nails I put on a quick topcoat.  (You can see a few smudges from where I should have waited a moment longer.)

Now for the tons of pics!

Julep

 

China Glaze

 

Zoya

 

OPI

Thanks for reading!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Amazon Haul Part One

Okay folks.  I admit, that I am not a big online shopper, but the Amazon bug bit me.  I found all kinds of deals, free shipping, add ons, and what not, and I couldn’t resist.  I wanted to boost my nail art collection, but doing it through a beauty supply store is pricey!  And since I only do this for me, I couldn’t justify spending that kind of cash on a hobby.  That’s where Amazon came in.  You can get all kinds of stuff on there for pennies.  Not all of it is American made, though, so if that is a big thing for you, you will pay a little more.  (Still less than a beauty supply store.)

Have I rambled enough yet?

Here is what I have gotten so far.  (I apologize for the picture quality.)


DRIED FLOWERS

Dried Flowers

Dried Flowers

 These are some dried flowers that I ordered.  I have dried my own flowers from home and used them in my nail art, but I wanted some really vibrant colors.

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IMG_1660  I hope you can see these.  They are just teeny flowers.  You cut off the pieces you want to use and attach them to polish that is still a little wet.


FIMO SLICES

IMG_1663  I really enjoy using fimo slices now and then.  I think they are a nice pop of color and variety.  This set did not disappoint.  It is from Cheeky Beauty. I got ten wheels filled with all sorts of images.  

*Note:  This set is a little flower heavy, but that was my choice.  IMG_1664IMG_1665  I tried to get a little closer so you could see that the pictures are easy to make out and very bright.  (The lighting just isn’t working for me!)


FIMO FLOP

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This wheel was NOT part of the set above.  I ordered this separately, because in the Amazon pic, it was full of bright, recognizable fruits.  That is not the case in reality.  These are strange colored, fairly unrecognizable things.  I will be able to use some, but overall, I was not impressed with this set.


PLATE STORAGE

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This is a nice little carrier for nail stamping plates from Pueen.  It reminds me of a little CD case.  You just slide your plates in and there is no more worry about scratches.  I also like that I can see all of the images without having to finger each and every plate…just turn the page.


NAIL STAMPING PLATES

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I got two sets of stamping plates.  The Pueen set came in a storage case, while the Mash set came individually packaged.  Obviously, I have yet to dive into these and do some tests.  (I will post when I do.)  At first glance, I am super happy with them.  The images have lots of variety and potential for creativity.  I can’t wait to get started with them!


The last thing that came was some loose glitter.  I didn’t feel a big need to post about it though.  It’s glitter.  

If you have questions or comments, I would love to know!  Look for coming posts as things arrive and I test them out!

Thanks for reading!  Ta-ta!


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